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September 19, 2010 4:19:35 AM

What processor upgrades can i get for a Aspire® 5732Z laptop? i recently got the game GTA4 and it wont work with the current processor
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September 19, 2010 7:20:22 AM

You kidding me? The CPU isn't preventing it from working. The integrated intel graphics is. And that cannot be replaced.
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September 19, 2010 6:14:51 PM

ok then, sorry. I dont know much about computers
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September 20, 2010 12:35:28 AM

vip651 said:
ok then, sorry. I dont know much about computers

No need to apologize :??: 
GTA4 is a rather modern game. Here are the minimum system requirements:
http://www.gta4.net/news/4135/recommended-pc-specificat...

The intel integrated graphics very much under-perform their competitors right now. Even so, I wouldn't try to play GTA4 on integrated graphics.
If you have nothing to play GTA4 on right now and want to play it, you'd be looking to at least a $400 desktop machine, not including a monitor. Did you just want to play it on your laptop or are you stuck without something to play it on?
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September 20, 2010 3:22:09 AM

im stuck without anything to play it on, but i do have a dell dimension 3100 that has not been upgraded. It might be cheaper to upgrade that than a whole new computer.

enzo matrix said:
No need to apologize :??: 
GTA4 is a rather modern game. Here are the minimum system requirements:
http://www.gta4.net/news/4135/recommended-pc-specificat...

The intel integrated graphics very much under-perform their competitors right now. Even so, I wouldn't try to play GTA4 on integrated graphics.
If you have nothing to play GTA4 on right now and want to play it, you'd be looking to at least a $400 desktop machine, not including a monitor. Did you just want to play it on your laptop or are you stuck without something to play it on?

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a c 127 à CPUs
September 20, 2010 3:50:26 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-Motherboard-Intel-Di...

Probably not. Thats your mobo and it only has a PCIe x1 slot. Wont work for a GPU.

http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfb/desktops/dimen_3100/pd.as...

Thats your PC.

You are better off getting a new PC TBH. You can build a decent one for $400 is you go with a AMD setup since they have decent systems for pretty cheap and a mid range HD5K series GPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $69.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX $77.99 (want at least a triple core for GTA4, trust me)

You can use the DDR2 from the Dell as well as the case so that cuts $100 from the budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $139.99

Total: $289.97. As I said, the case should fit the mobo and GPU. You can use the memory since it has 2GB of DDR2 and the mobo supports DDR2.

For the HDD though, I would upgrade it but its your choice. Your current HDD is a UIDE based and will bottleneck your system pretty badly. If you add in a HDD like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $54.99

The total is: $344.96

that HDD would be good since it is SATA 3.0 and has plenty of space.

If you need memory get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2GB of Corsair, $54.99. Only if you have less than 2Gb of RAM.

Thats what I would do if I were in your shoes.
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a c 131 à CPUs
September 20, 2010 11:26:26 AM

^yep, pretty much your only option. The pentium 4 is way too old and GTA4 is poorly optimized. It needs more than one CPU core to play. If you want to cut your budget, I wouldn't go any lower than a radeon 4670. Or well, any card under about $70 today.
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September 20, 2010 6:35:45 PM

this is going to cost quite a bit for a 20 dollar game :sweat:  ah well at least PC games are cheaper than console counterparts.
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September 20, 2010 10:28:11 PM

Oh how much would it cost to get a profesional to install these componets? i dont want to accidently fry my computer due to not knowing what i am doing.
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a c 131 à CPUs
September 21, 2010 12:58:48 AM

vip651 said:
Oh how much would it cost to get a profesional to install these componets? i dont want to accidently fry my computer due to not knowing what i am doing.

At my local computer shop, the price is $50 for a system build. But if you have a tekky friend, they might be willing to do it for free. It wouldn't take them much time.
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